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Great Falls of Paterson : Images of America (Arcadia Publishing) - Marcia A Dente

Great Falls of Paterson

Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

Paperback Published: 30th August 2010
ISBN: 9780738573229
Number Of Pages: 127

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In 1778, the Great Falls became the Paterson area's natural energy source. The innovative hydraulic "Raceway" used an intricate network of canals to channel millions of gallons of water to power local mills and factories. In 1791, Alexander Hamilton helped to organize the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures, which aimed to develop a planned industrial city in the United States. Hamilton believed that the country needed to reduce its dependence on foreign goods and develop its own industries, and the falls were chosen as the site for the planned city. The industries in Paterson were powered by the 77-foot Great Falls, and the city became known as "the cradle of American industry." Today the falls are not only a national historic landmark and a state park, but on March 30, 2009, Pres. Barack Obama signed a bill creating Great Falls National Historical Park.

ISBN: 9780738573229
ISBN-10: 0738573221
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 30th August 2010
Publisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.71  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.31

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